thankful (day 330)

I have a million things on my to-do list, so of course the first thing I do is sit down and write a post… :)

Thanksgiving is technically tomorrow but I predict being in a vicious tofurkey food coma so here we are… I had a lot to be thankful for this year. I couldn’t always see it, but that’s why this day is so important- taking time to reflect and appreciate the amazing things. So here’s my short list of things I am thankful for…

1. My health.

2. My amazing friends. My strong, beautiful, driven friends. Wonderful women who started a conference series about empowering women in the workplace; who take chances on love even if they are considering moving halfway across the country; who are strong enough to know when it’s time to come home and leave broken things in the past. They are always there for me and I’m so lucky to have them.

3. Two incredible mentors who taught me so much about medicine and compassion, whose lessons I will always carry with me.

4. For the guy that drives me completely up the wall, but is still the person I want to call on my drive home. If I had a penny for every time we’ve fought this year, or for every ridiculous conversation, I’d be rich. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I’m so glad to have someone like him, who can make me laugh when I’m mad, and who can read paragraphs from my silences.

5. My siblings. My sister and brother are seriously something else. My sister and I don’t always get along, but hell if she doesn’t have my back in all things. And my sweet brother. It’s insane how quickly he’s growing up and maturing into someone I almost don’t recognize, but I can always count on him to be silly and know me better than anyone else.

6. And last but not least… My adorable (and crazy) parents. They do nothing but worry (about all the most ridiculous things too- why is it so important what I had for lunch/dinner, mom???). I know they mean well and I’m so happy to have two strong role models like them.

Happy Thanksgiving, ya’ll.

xoxo

 

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that one time I made enchiladas for twenty people (day 323)

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So after a weekend of barely sleeping, a heck of a Monday morning, and running errands all afternoon, I so wanted to bail. It was so tempting to nap instead of cooking. But I mustered the energy and I did it! I made enchiladas for twenty people (give or take a couple).

I kind of loved it. Even though I was exhausted, I liked cooking for my friends and loved sharing it with them. It made me super excited for Thanksgiving, for some reason. I know I wasn’t cooking for the less fortunate or anything, but it put me in a good, giving mood. I can’t wait for next weekend.

xoxo

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day 316

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I cannot believe this happened today. I can’t believe that I already have to buy a 2015 planner. WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE. Cue the general panic about the year ending and getting older and yadda yadda yadda…

For once, I’m sad to see this year go. I know we’re not there yet, but let’s call this pre-nostalgia.

The start of this year was awful. Just awful. For a while I didn’t think I would make it out alive (so to speak). But here I am. More than anything, I’m proud of myself.

xoxo

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Day 312

I’m so glad it’s the weekend.

Random thoughts from my week…
Monday: Man, am I glad to not have to smell formaldehyde for a couple days.
Tuesday: Man, bones are boring. Hey! I know that’s a femur!
Wednesday: Man, my room is DUSTY. I should probably clean this.
Thursday: Do I say “man” and “dude” too much? Do I really need a flu shot? Okay… Flu shots are painful, and not fun from people who don’t know what the acromion is. (Thursday was a jumbled day.)
Friday: I was surprisingly productive today.

I am so so glad it’s finally the weekend.

 

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I know what today is.

I almost forgot, but I know.

 

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